Suzuki GV1200GL Madura Reviews from United States of America

1986 Suzuki GV1200GL Madura

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.1 / 10
Distance when acquired13469 miles
Most recent distance13920 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha XV750 Virago

Summary:

Best bike I have owned

Faults:

The clutch safety had grit inside. Cleaned it an started with no problems.

General Comments:

Nice and quick. Handles great.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 2009

1985 Suzuki GV1200GL Madura

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired16000 miles
Most recent distance20600 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki 1973 Z1-900

Summary:

Fun to ride in the city

Faults:

Nothing has failed on this bike in the 2 years that I have owned it.

General Comments:

For a cruiser, massive acceleration. I have no problem keeping up if not beating the 750 and under sport bikes.

Tends to seem a little top heavy in corners, and the gas tank is extremely small IE. 75 miles to reserve in the city 32-35mpg city, 45-50mpg highway.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2008

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews